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ATLANTA – The top-ranked Virginia men’s tennis team secured the outright ACC regular season title on Saturday as it topped No. 26 Georgia Tech 5-2 at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The Cavaliers (31-1, 10-0 ACC) won their seventh consecutive ACC regular season championship and broke the conference record with their 57th consecutive win against ACC competition.

Virginia took a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point from the Yellow Jackets (15-6, 6-4 ACC). Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) topped Kevin King and Juan Spir 8-6 at No. 1. After Georgia Tech won at No. 2 to draw even, Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) clinched the opening point for Virginia with an 8-6 win at No. 3 over Guillermo Gomez and Dean O’Brien.

In singles, the Cavaliers extended the lead to 2-0 as Courtney topped Miguel Muguruza 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 4 position. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) made the score 3-0 with his 7-5, 6-3 win over King at No. 2. Singer clinched the victory at No. 6, where he topped Spir 6-4, 7-6 (8). Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) later added a win at No. 5 over Magin Ortiga in a third-set match tiebreaker.

With the win, the Cavaliers broke the ACC record for consecutive wins against conference competition at 57 matches, eclipsing the mark set by Duke from 1997-2002.

The Cavaliers conclude the regular season on Sunday as they visit Clemson.

No. 1 Virginia 5, No. 26 Georgia Tech 2

Doubles:
1. #6 ShabazCourtney (UVa) def. King/Spir (GT) 8-6
2. Potvin/Smith (GT) def. #32 Barrick/Singh (UVa) 8-4
3. #56 Singer/Jenkins (UVa) def. Gomez/O’Brien (GT) 8-6

Singles:
1. #8 Guillermo Gomez (GT) def. #6 Michael Shabaz (UVa) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. #13 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. #90 Kevin King (GT) 7-5, 6-3
3. Eliot Potvin (GT) def. #45 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. #59 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Miguel Muguruza (GT) 6-3, 6-1
5. #103 Houston Barrick (UVa) def. Magin Ortiga (GT) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9
6. #75 Lee Singer (UVa) def. Juan Spir (GT) 6-4, 7-6(8)

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1,2,3
Singles: 4,2,6,3,5,1

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